Last UK collection date for delivery before Christmas*
Find out your last collection dates
Wherever your loved ones are celebrating Christmas this year, ParcelHero has our sleigh ready and primed to deliver your gifts. But don't leave it too late when shipping internationally - every country has different deadlines to ensure your presents arrive before the big day.
Simply select the country you're shipping to from our list and we'll tell you the last date you can book collection for to get parcels to their destination before December 24th.
Please note that Royal Mail and Parcelforce strikes may affect Christmas delivery dates.
Lookup last collection dates
for Christmas delivery
Select the country you’re shipping to, and we'll tell you the last date you need to have the collection scheduled to achieve delivery by the 24th Dec.
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Look through over 50 retailers to see the last date you need to order by to achieve delivery before Christmas. The list is regularly updated for accurate information.
Safely packaging your parcel
Avoid bad surprises by packing your parcel safely.
- Add a second label inside the box in case the outer one gets damaged.
- If you're sending anything fragile, use a new double lined box and tape every side.
- Fill the box so the items cannot move around and are not touching the walls.
- We recommend you place the box inside another one, and fill that box with cushioning. This is called “double boxing” and it provides ultimate protection for your goods.
Shipping abroad for Christmas?
Here is our #1 top tip for getting your parcel through customs
When booking, avoid only writing “gift” in the content description field.
You should specify what the gift is to avoid customs opening your package to check its content, which will cause delays.
ParcelHero makes it easy to complete your customs paperwork, and we even submit the information electronically to customs in most cases.